My name is Angelica Delores Villegas. I am from Nisqually. I come from the People of the River, People of the Grass. I also carry lineages of the Peoples of Jalisco, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii.
Melissa is Eagle clan from the Gispax'loats tribe in Lax kw'alaams, BC. She is a Mother of two teenagers and resides on Puyallup lands in Washington. She tends and stewards a 1 acre farm called Rose Island Farm since 2020, named after her home village. Its a teaching and sharing farm that hold space for our Bipoc kin to reconnect to land with us and to practice our ancestral foodways. We tend rabbits, a medicine garden, ancestral vegetables, fruit as well as a community Milpa offering, also known as the three sisters, beans, squash and corn on the farm. When not on the farm, Melissa is a Traditional Plant Practitioner for the Nisqually tribe.